|Bid||132.00 x 1100|
|Ask||142.00 x 1100|
|Day's Range||131.51 - 138.07|
|52 Week Range||100.65 - 166.87|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||44.32|
|Earnings Date||May 19, 2020 - May 24, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||179.58|
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO, will speak at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Mar. 5, 2020.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement (ASR) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association to repurchase an aggregate of $100 million of Synopsys stock.
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) shares fell 5.1% to US$155 in the week since its latest quarterly results. Revenues were...
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Synopsys (SNPS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 9.78% and 1.47%, respectively, for the quarter ended January 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Chip design software maker Synopsys late Wednesday handily beat Wall Street's targets for its fiscal first quarter. But the Synopsys earnings guidance caused SNPS stock to waver late.
Cloud computing, artificial intelligence, edge computing, AR/VR, autonomous vehicles - all technologies set to become more prominent as the new decade progresses. Each has one more thing in common: they all require software to act as the engine keeping them ticking along. Take this idea one step further and it stands to reason that the companies providing software solutions to the tech pioneers will benefit from the new paradigm.Baird analyst Joseph Vruwink recently pulled the trigger on 2 software stocks, initiating coverage on both. As Baird is ranked second on the list of Top Performing Research Firms, it’s worth taking heed when one of the firm’s analysts gets the ball rolling on a new stock.Furthermore, we ran both tickers through the Stock Screener tool at TipRanks to confirm that Baird is in the majority on Wall Street in recommending these equities. Here’s what you need to know about them.Synopsys (SNPS)Let’s start off with Synopsys, a company that provides software and intellectual property solutions for the design and testing of chips (integrated circuits) and computer systems. The company’s technology is present in self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) consumer products.Synopsys stock has been on an almost constant upward trajectory since 2016, culminating in 2019’s market beating 69% gain. The performance has stretched further into 2020, too; Synopsys’ share price is up by 17% year-to-date.Last year’s share price performance was reflected in its business operations, as well; in fiscal 2019, sales grew to $3.4 billion, compared to the previous year’s $3.1 billion. The company expects revenue for fiscal 2020 to come in at around $3.6 billion.Synopsys is the largest provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools in the US. EDA is a major component in chip development and its workflows, with the EDA industry’s growth closely aligned with broader semiconductor R&D growth. Following a lean year in 2019, R&D spending looks ready to ramp up again in 2020. As Synopsys is at the forefront of digital design and verification, and most of its clients are in the semiconductor industry, it stands to benefit from these development activities.Baird’s Joseph Vruwink highlights the company’s impressive 2019 and urges investors not to miss an “encore in 2020." Additionally, the analyst notes accelerating EDA growth, broadening IP opportunity and rising margins are reasons to remain positive on the stock.Vruwink said, “With customers set to accelerate R&D spend during 2020-21 and product innovation creating more avenues for secular growth, Synopsys is positioned to deliver attractive combination of revenue growth (HSD+) and margin expansion (500bp+ opportunity). We believe Fiscal 2020 through 2022 should see operating margin expand from ~25% toward ~30% as Synopsys leverages the significant investment in headcount and personnel-related costs (both organic and inorganic) that took place during recent years.”All of the above led Vruwink to initiate coverage on Synopsys with an Outperform rating along with a price target of $190. Should the target be met, investors stand to take home returns in the shape of 14%. (To watch Vruwink’s track record, click here)A full house of Buys – 10, in fact – provides the software designer with a Strong Buy consensus rating from the Street. The average price target comes in at $169.10 and indicates modest upside of 2%. (See Synopsys stock analysis on TipRanks)Cadence Design Systems (CDNS)Not to be outdone by Synopsys, fellow EDA software provider Cadence Design Systems has been beating the market, too. The company’s share price is up by 13% year-to-date and continues last year’s excellent performance (the stock rose by 63% in 2019). Investors were buoyed by Cadence’s innovative tech offering, solid financials and long-term growth prospects. Having said that, investors are not the only ones impressed with the San Jose-based company. For the sixth consecutive year, Cadence made Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.The company is also aiming for further expansion outside of its traditional EDA market. Using its technical capabilities, Cadence is pursuing solutions for hardware/software integration and system analysis, focusing on two areas in particular- simulation and embedded security. Vruwink points out that individually, each area has grown at a double digit rate this cycle and provides a multi-billion dollar TAM (total addressable market) opportunity. Add this to an EDA market expected to gain by high single digits, and the two form the basis for the company’s TAM expansion strategy over the next 5-10 years.Vruwink sees targeted IP growth, TAM expansion and acceleration in its core EDA business as key drivers for Cadence this year.The analyst said, “We believe the company is well positioned to outperform in 2020 through a combination of accelerating customer development activity (+ for EDA tools), strong IP momentum (including AI/ML, auto, communications) and continued success in growing system-level tools. We view valuation as reasonable in comparison to other design peers with potential for further re-rating as company executes on secular growth opportunity/ TAM expansion while sustaining strong profitability.”Bottom-line, then? Vruwink initiated coverage of Cadence with an Outperform rating. In addition, the analyst set the price target at $93, indicating potential upside of 16%.Out on the Street, Cadence’s Strong Buy consensus rating breaks down into 7 Buys and 2 Holds. With an average price target of $86.89, analysts expect the next 12 months to provide investors with 9% upside. (See Cadence stock analysis on TipRanks)
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain IP assets from INVECAS. This acquisition broadens Synopsys' DesignWare® Logic Library, Embedded Memory, General Purpose I/O, Analog, and Interface IP portfolio. The acquisition also adds a team of experienced R&D; engineers to accelerate Synopsys' physical IP roadmap across a range of process technologies to address customers' evolving design requirements in markets such as consumer, IoT and automotive. INVECAS will retain its HDMI IP and ASIC Design Solutions.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that it has joined the new Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium. The Consortium brings together leading experts in the automotive, automotive supply, semiconductor and computing industries to help accelerate the delivery of safer and affordable vehicles. As a member of the Consortium, Synopsys will actively contribute to the development of a set of recommendations for system architectures and computing platforms that will be used to address the challenges of deploying self-driving vehicles at scale.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that NEC, a key player in high-performance computing (HPC), has selected Synopsys' ZeBu® Server 4 as its emulation solution for the verification of its SX-Aurora TSUBASA high-performance compute solution products. With its high performance and scalability, ZeBu Server 4 and the Synopsys Virtual Host solution enabled NEC to set up an emulation environment to analyze performance bottlenecks within four weeks, compared to unsuccessful trials with their previous legacy emulation system. Use of Virtual Host allows device drivers, the operating system, and applications to communicate with the design running on the ZeBu system virtually, enabling pre-silicon development to shift left. In addition, ZeBu's debug visibility enabled NEC to find multiple performance bottlenecks that can't be observed within the real chip and resolved firmware performance issues within a few weeks.
Synopsys (SNPS) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that on Feb. 18 it will release a major update to the Polaris Software Integrity Platform™ to extend its static application security testing (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA) capabilities to the developer's desktop through the native integration of the Code Sight™ IDE plugin. These capabilities, the first of their kind, will enable developers to proactively find and fix both security weaknesses in proprietary code and known vulnerabilities in open source dependencies simultaneously, without leaving their interactive development environment (IDE).
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the general availability of its Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) supporting NXP® Semiconductor's S32G Vehicle Network Processor. The VDK has been extensively used by NXP's teams to develop their S32G enablement software and firmware. VDKs, software development kits using a virtual prototype as the embedded target, enable Tier 1, OEM, and semiconductor companies to start software development, integration, and test months in advance of hardware availability to increase fault and coverage testing and accelerate testing cycles through a flexible and scalable deployment in regression.